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Instagram now lets you follow hashtags of popular posts
Dec13

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags of popular posts

  Instagram is one of the most innovative picture sharing apps available. The Facebook-owned ephemeral app has not only come of age since it became a part of Facebook, it has held its own even in the face of stiff competition from Snapchat. It had since added cool features like livestreaming, Stories, filters, and many more. Not done with keeping its users happy, Instagram has once again added a new feature that will enable you...

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Instagram is testing a standalone messaging app called “Direct”
Dec07

Instagram is testing a standalone messaging app called “Direct”

The Verge has spotted a new standalone app being tested by Instagram. The app, which is now being tested in select markets including Uruguay, Chile, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Israel is called Direct. Direct will serve as a uniquely different app from Instagram—and could be the company’s way of separating messaging from its core features. Once installed on your Android or iOS device, the inbox disappears from the main [Instagram] app...

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Instagram launches private archives for your Stories
Dec05

Instagram launches private archives for your Stories

  It’s all about Stories at the moment as the ephemeral picture sharing app can’t seem to take its mind off making the platform even more attractive to everyone. Just yesterday we brought you a story about how users can now import their Instagram contacts to Messenger. Now, the company is adding a new feature that will add your expired stories to a private archive. The private archive feature will be available to all users...

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Instagram contacts can now be imported into Messenger
Dec04

Instagram contacts can now be imported into Messenger

Facebook and Instagram are both working on a new feature that will let you bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger, TechCrunch reports. The test being carried out by the two services is an opt-in for users. It is coming on the heels of a recent integration in Facebook that allows Instagram posts to appear on the platform. Recall that you can also open Instagram app directly from your Facebook app. The feature will make is simpler...

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Instagram is testing a repost and other new features
Nov30

Instagram is testing a repost and other new features

A screenshot obtained from TNW has shown that Instagram is working on a repost feature. The feature seems to be one of many others secretly being tested by the Facebook subsidiary. The repost feature is one that will gladden the hearts of many users who have had to depend on third-party tools to share posts on the ephemeral photo sharing app. Considering how insecure your Instagram account becomes once a third-party app is installed,...

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